Savigny's Eagle Owl - Click To Enlarge

Savigny’s Eagle Owl

They are also called Desert Owl and Pharaoh Eagle Owl. This is not the same type of  Eagle Owl we photographed and posted late last month.

Savigny's Eagle Owl - Click To Enlarge
Savigny’s Eagle Owl – Click To Enlarge

Both are very big owls, which is why they are called Eagle, however this one is a little smaller.

Savigny's Eagle Owl - Click To Enlarge
Savigny’s Eagle Owl – Click To Enlarge

The Savigny lives in North Africa and parts of the Middle East.  This owl hunts a little different than most also. Rather than fly low over the ground searching for prey they will find a location high up and wait for a small mammal or snake to come by.

Savigny's Eagle Owl - Click To Enlarge
Savigny’s Eagle Owl – Click To Enlarge

Like other Eagle Owls they have striking orange eyes.

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